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Should my jasmine be blooming?

Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 6, 07 at 0:13

I have a Pink jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) which I have been growing in a large pot in my greenhouse since March. In April it put out a modest number of fragrant blossoms, but there haven't been any more in the last month or two. It has put out a ton of new foliage and it's kept adequately moist. I also fertilized it once with Alaska fish fertilizer in April. The temperature in the greenhouse gets down to about 60F at night and up to 85F-95F most days. I have shade cloth in the greenhouse to keep temperatures down so it gets bright light every day, but not a lot of direct sun. It seems healthy, but I'd like it to flower more. Any ideas or comments? Thanks.

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RE: Should my jasmine be blooming?

It's main bloom time is spring, but it might put out a few scattered flowers through the year.
I see you are growing it in a container. You should be fertilizing it monthly as nutrients in containers are depleted rapidly, but it looks happy.


RE: Should my jasmine be blooming?

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 23, 07 at 8:02

Thanks. I will give it more frequent fertilization.

RE: Should my jasmine be blooming?

This species typically blooms for me in February or March (late winter/early spring). I have had it in an unheated, sunroom where winter temps are very chilly (55-65 F.). I have read that they should have under 60F. to trigger the winter flowering. PS. As far as I know they don't bloom throughout the year, but not positive about that. Good luck!

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